Period
to 18 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 163 199
Rank change year-on-year -39 +36 -46
Permanent jobs citing Games 128 197 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.23% 1.84% 1.36%
As % of the General category 2.12% 3.12% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 122 183 167
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.37%
10th Percentile £37,625 £37,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,500 £83,750 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +5.00%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 6,052 6,313 8,750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.98% 59.07% 61.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5,439 5,764 7,748
City of London median annual salary £62,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +1.75%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 57 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.06%) Java
3 41 (32.03%) TDD
4 38 (29.69%) Spring
5 36 (28.13%) Docker
5 36 (28.13%) DevOps
6 34 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (25.78%) Microservices
8 29 (22.66%) REST
9 28 (21.88%) Multithreading
10 26 (20.31%) JavaScript
11 25 (19.53%) SQL
12 24 (18.75%) Big Data
13 22 (17.19%) Python
13 22 (17.19%) NoSQL
14 20 (15.63%) AngularJS
14 20 (15.63%) Apache Camel
15 18 (14.06%) Online Games
15 18 (14.06%) Scrum
16 17 (13.28%) Finance
16 17 (13.28%) Concurrent Programming
17 16 (12.50%) JMS
18 14 (10.94%) BDD
18 14 (10.94%) Git (software)
18 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
18 14 (10.94%) React
19 13 (10.16%) Law
19 13 (10.16%) C#
19 13 (10.16%) .NET
19 13 (10.16%) SQL Server

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.03%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.69%) WildFly
3 3 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.34%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) Confluence
4 1 (0.78%) SAS
4 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Moqups
1 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) InVision
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.78%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.78%) FastStats PeopleStage
2 1 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.78%) Unica
2 1 (0.78%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.91%) GitHub
3 5 (3.91%) npm
4 4 (3.13%) SaaS
5 3 (2.34%) BlueKai
5 3 (2.34%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) SSH
2 4 (3.13%) Internet
3 3 (2.34%) LDAP
3 3 (2.34%) Network Security
4 1 (0.78%) Intranet
4 1 (0.78%) Skype
4 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.75%) Big Data
2 22 (17.19%) NoSQL
3 13 (10.16%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.25%) MySQL
4 8 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.69%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.69%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.69%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.91%) Blockchain
6 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.56%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.56%) QlikView
9 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.38%) Maven
3 9 (7.03%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (4.69%) Emacs
4 6 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (4.69%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.91%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.91%) webpack
6 4 (3.13%) gulp
7 3 (2.34%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.34%) Grunt
7 3 (2.34%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.34%) JIRA
7 3 (2.34%) NuGet
7 3 (2.34%) Selenium
7 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.56%) Bower
8 2 (1.56%) JUnit
8 2 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (13.28%) Finance
2 13 (10.16%) Law
3 11 (8.59%) Marketing
4 6 (4.69%) Retail
5 5 (3.91%) Back Office
6 4 (3.13%) Advertising
7 2 (1.56%) Front Office
8 1 (0.78%) Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Billing
8 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (53.91%) Developer
2 41 (32.03%) Java Developer
3 32 (25.00%) Games Developer
4 30 (23.44%) Java Games Developer
5 15 (11.72%) Lead Developer
5 15 (11.72%) Lead Java Developer
6 14 (10.94%) Games Programmer
6 14 (10.94%) Java Programmer
6 14 (10.94%) Lead Game Programmer
6 14 (10.94%) Lead Programmer
6 14 (10.94%) Programmer
7 13 (10.16%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (10.16%) Java Engineer
8 12 (9.38%) Games Engineer
9 10 (7.81%) Java Team Leader
9 10 (7.81%) Team Leader
10 7 (5.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (5.47%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (4.69%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.69%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.69%) Spring
2 29 (22.66%) REST
3 20 (15.63%) AngularJS
3 20 (15.63%) Apache Camel
4 16 (12.50%) JMS
5 14 (10.94%) React
6 13 (10.16%) .NET
7 11 (8.59%) Hibernate
8 9 (7.03%) Node.js
9 8 (6.25%) Spring Boot
10 7 (5.47%) Angular 2
10 7 (5.47%) EJB
10 7 (5.47%) HTML
11 6 (4.69%) CSS
11 6 (4.69%) EJB 3.0
11 6 (4.69%) J2EE
11 6 (4.69%) Java EE
12 5 (3.91%) HTML5
12 5 (3.91%) JSON
12 5 (3.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) Online Games
2 11 (8.59%) User Experience
3 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.69%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.34%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.56%) Fintech
5 2 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.56%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.56%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing Technology
5 2 (1.56%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.78%) Bitcoin
6 1 (0.78%) Blog
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.78%) Podcast
6 1 (0.78%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.03%) Linux
2 8 (6.25%) Windows
2 8 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.47%) Unix
4 4 (3.13%) Android
5 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.03%) TDD
3 36 (28.13%) DevOps
4 34 (26.56%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (25.78%) Microservices
6 28 (21.88%) Multithreading
7 18 (14.06%) Scrum
8 17 (13.28%) Concurrent Programming
9 14 (10.94%) BDD
10 11 (8.59%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.81%) Analytics
12 9 (7.03%) Machine Learning
12 9 (7.03%) Software Engineering
13 8 (6.25%) Front End Development
14 7 (5.47%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (5.47%) MVC
14 7 (5.47%) Time Management
15 6 (4.69%) ETL
15 6 (4.69%) OOP
15 6 (4.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.06%) Java
2 26 (20.31%) JavaScript
3 25 (19.53%) SQL
4 22 (17.19%) Python
5 13 (10.16%) C#
6 8 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.47%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.69%) Ruby
8 6 (4.69%) Scala
8 6 (4.69%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.91%) ES6
10 4 (3.13%) PHP
11 3 (2.34%) Clojure
11 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.56%) C++
12 2 (1.56%) ES7
12 2 (1.56%) R
12 2 (1.56%) Solidity
13 1 (0.78%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) Degree
2 6 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.56%) APMP
3 2 (1.56%) CISSP
4 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.78%) MCSE
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (28.13%) Docker
2 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) Kibana
2 4 (3.13%) Ansible
2 4 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.34%) logstash
3 3 (2.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.91%) Adobe
3 4 (3.13%) Splunk
4 3 (2.34%) AppDynamics
4 3 (2.34%) Facebook
4 3 (2.34%) Twitter
5 2 (1.56%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.78%) Acunetix
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) Netezza
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle
6 1 (0.78%) Tableau
6 1 (0.78%) Teradata
6 1 (0.78%) VMware